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Ghostery status

Active Incident

Updated 2023-10-21 14:29:00 +0000

Ad-Blocking Partial disruption
Anti-Tracking Operational
Never-Consent Operational

Current Incidents

Oct 18, 2023

YouTube preventing ad blocker users from watching videos

YouTube has implemented a new anti-adblock measure that displays a notice to many viewers using ad blocking extensions. This forces users to disable ad blockers in order to view YouTube videos. 
All ad blockers are affected, including Ghostery.

Read more on our blog about the challenges YouTube poses to ad blockers.

A temporary fix has been found:

  • Open YouTube in Incognito Mode/Private Window

We are working on this issue.

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